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pre-med or biology?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by WanabeDR, Jun 4, 2001.

  1. WanabeDR

    WanabeDR Senior Member

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    If I stay with pre-med biology, I will gradute in 1.5year..(with low GPA) but if changed to just biology major(escape from calc2) I will graduate after 2years (with good GPA) which one I should chose (I am junior), I am afraid if leave pre-med major my chance to get in med school will be very low..(don't say ask u advisor..because we don't like each other :oops: )
     
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  3. WanabeDR

    WanabeDR Senior Member

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    Why..Why calc(II)Do u think med student use anything related to calc(generaly) in medical school :mad: :mad:
     
  4. Atlas

    Atlas Senior Member

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    Calc is only required by a few, select medical schools. It is false to say that MOST of them require it. I'd say about 10 or less actually REQUIRE it. Don't sweat the calc.
     
  5. omores

    omores sleep deprived

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    You mentioned on another thread that your current GPA is 2.1. If that's the case, DON'T try to graduate in a year and a half. You won't be able to pull your GPA up high enough to merit serious consideration. You'd be better off taking more courses to get it up higher.

    And by the way, why are pre-med or biology your only two alternatives? Why not Art History? Philosphy? Anthropology? All of these are legitimate pre-med majors as long as you have taken the med-school requirements.

    Don't worry so much about Calculus. Most schools don't require it, although many require a year of SOME kind of math.
     
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    Krazed_Medic Registered Banned User

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    I'm no expert, but I'd say get your GPA up a bit, never hurts. :D :cool:
     

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